Arsenal 0–0 Manchester United – Match Report
Manchester United gave Manchester City the chance to open the gap at the top to six points should they win their game in hand after another toothless draw.Embed from Getty Images
United arrived at The Emirates to play an in-form Arsenal side but United’s failure to beat another ‘Big Six’ team had The Red Devils ending a disappointing week further off the pace at the top of the table.
The game took a while to get going and was forced to wait till the 20th minute when Fred’s looping effort was denied by a good save by Bernd Leno with the German clawing wide.
United saw two chances go by late in the first half. Aaron Wan-Bissaka heading wide before Bruno Fernandes’ shot whipped wide of Leno’s far post, David Luiz then deflected Fernandes’ goal-bound free-kick just over the bar in added time.
Arsenal went closest to taking the lead when Alexandre Lacazette’s free-kick bounced back off the crossbar with David De Gea rooted.
United and Edinson Cavani did however have two big chances to win the game. The first from a Luke Shaw cross which Cavani couldn’t turn goalwards, before the final chance of the game fell to Cavani again. Wan-Bissaka’s cross found the Uruguayan whose acrobatic effort went just wide of the target to leave the match scoreless.
United play their third game in a week against Southampton on Tuesday looking to find a much-needed win to keep up with City. Arsenal travel to struggling Wolves looking to pick up more points on their surge back up the table.Embed from Getty Images
Sub-edited by Ciaran Coyle.